Dread Scott is an interdisciplinary artist whose work is exhibited across the US and internationally. For three decades, he has made work that encourages viewers to re-examine cohering norms of American society. In 1989, the entire US Senate denounced and outlawed one of his artworks, and President Bush declared it “disgraceful” for its use of the American flag. His art has been exhibited and performed at MoMA/PS1, Pori Art Museum (Finland), BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music), and galleries and street corners across the country. He is a recipient of grants from Creative Capital Foundation and Pollock Krasner Foundation, and his work is included in the collection of the Whitney Museum.
Dread Scott, On the Impossibility of Freedom in a Country Founded on Slavery and Genocide, 2014, performance